“The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services has been working with Tibet House to ensure that as many young people as possible can take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the message of compassion from The Dalai Lama. As you may know, the Dalai Lama has dedicated his June visit to the UK to young people and Tibet House is organising a special event for young people in Manchester on 16th June.
“For further information, please visit the website:
“I would also be grateful if you could pass on the information of the afternoon event to the young people in your network and if possible to support their attendance.
“Finally, Tibet House has announced also details of a Youth Compassion Award, further details of which can be found below. If you are aware of any young people in London or the North West who could be nominated for the award then please feel free to pass on this information. The award is also being made in Edinburgh, however NCVYS is only coordinating the London Award.”
The Dalai Lama’s Youth Compassion Award
From the London Evening Standard:
The Evening Standard today joins forces with the Dalai Lama to launch an appeal honouring young Londoners who have performed acts of compassion.
The Tibetan spiritual leader has created the Youth Compassion Award recognising people aged from 10 to 24 who have helped “transform themselves, their community or the world”.
The overall winner will be presented with a prize by the Dalai Lama himself at the Royal Albert Hall on June 19.
The religious leader, who has been in exile from Tibet for more than half a century, has called on Londoners to help make the 21st century a “century of dialogue and peace”.
His representative Thubten Samdup said he was urging young people to consider seriously how they “can make the world they inhabit an altogether better place”. He said: “Emphasising His Holiness’s belief in the power of youth, the award will demonstrate how young people can be a force for positive change in the 21st century, as well as acting as catalysts for global change and peace.
“This award would recognise the achievements of outstanding young people who carry out altruistic acts of compassion beneficial to others and to the community.” Nominations of up to 500 words will be accepted for Londoners who have carried out “distinctive acts demonstrating the power of compassion”.
From the Manchester Evening News:
The Dalai Lama will honour an inspirational young person in Greater Manchester.
The Buddhist leader will visit the city next month and wants to find the region’s most inspirational young person.
The Dalai Lama, who will visit on June 16 to 18, is looking for a ‘single, incredible’ young person aged between 10 and 24 with ‘outstanding attributes’ to be honoured with a Youth Compassion Award.
The winner will meet the Tibetan spiritual leader during his three-day visit to the city, where he will address tens of thousands of people at the Manchester Arena.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winner, who lives in exile in India, last visited Manchester in 1996.
Describing the hunt to find the region’s young representative, the spiritual leader’s spokesman said: “The Dalai Lama sees the future in the hands of young people.
“They must understand that the future they want to see can only happen if they begin to make a change themselves – they cannot rely on anyone else to do it for them.”
To be considered for the award, M.E.N readers can send in their nominations for ‘exceptional’ young people who have put others before themselves.
The award will be given at a celebration for young people in the region on June 16.
The 14th Dalai Lama has become one of the world’s most-recognised religious figures because of his charismatic teachings and message of peace.
To nominate a deserving young person, write to us with details of their achievements, giving the reasons why you believe they deserve recognition.
Be sure to include your own name and contact details.
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